| Sep 21, 2012
| 2:20 PM
U.S. counterterrorism efforts monitor and sort vast databases of information for clues on potential plots. Now a team of University of Maryland researchers have used data-mining techniques employed by online giants like Google and Amazon.com to aid in the...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Maryland may have some of the nation's strictest limits on power plant pollution, but its residents are still breathing more toxic emissions from those facilities than in most other states. The state's reliance on burning coal for electricity appears to...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 4:56 PM
The massive Sparrows Point complex changed ownership Friday for the fifth time in less than a decade, potentially its last sale as a steel mill.
The new owners, redevelopment firm Environmental Liability Transfer and liquidator Hilco Trading, paid $72....
| Aug 11, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Environmentalists paddled kayaks along Dundee Creek on Saturday to call attention to the recently announced sale of three local coal-fired power plants they say should be shut down for polluting the air.
Jan Hoffmaster of Millersville, the outings...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 7:02 AM
I see that this is the time to start a lot of fall vegetables, but they like it cool and my yard is like an oven in the summer. How can I do this?
One way is to start them indoors, even leaf crops like endive. A cool basement works well. When they're a...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 2:29 PM
An international political event hits home on a very personal level in Kevin Kostic's "Passport." This Theatrical Mining Company production qualifies as a strong entry in this summer's Baltimore Playwrights Festival.
Although you might be left with...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 2:29 PM
When an aging rock star holds a drink more often than he picks up his guitar, he's clearly suffering from a career hangover in Mark Scharf's "Hired Gun." Although this Baltimore Playwrights Festival entry tends to be as thematically loud as that hard-...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 3:08 PM
Elmer Hall grew up in a small town with tree-lined streets, stores, churches and schools — and the largest steel mill in the world, which ran it all.
Now that company town exists only in photographs and memories. Forty years ago, the then-owner...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:23 PM
For nearly a century, Carroll County's smallest town has supplied stone to the massive Lehigh Cement Co. plant that employs many in the community. But the company finds itself at a crossroads — with the quarry nearly depleted, it is eyeing a new...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Something is eating the leaves on my red twig dogwood. On some leaves, nothing is left but the center rib. I suspect it is a caterpillar that birds like to eat, because I saw a lot of bird droppings.
Those bird dropping are the caterpillars. What you see...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 5:48 PM
Maryland's first industrial-scale wind energy project would be required under a federal plan issued Monday to slow down its turbines at certain times of the year to reduce the number of endangered bats that might be killed by the long, spinning blades....
| Apr 25, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Baltimore's air is healthier to breathe than it used to be, but the region still has some of the nation's worst smog and soot pollution, according to the American Lung Association.
In its annual report on the state of the nation's air, the advocacy group...